Take a tour of Leipzig New Town Hall in Germany - part of the World’s Greatest Attractions travel video series by GeoBeats. Leipzig, Germany, has a New Town Hall which cannot be mistaken for its predecessor, the Old Town Hall. The name of the building can be misleading. It is actually over 100 years old, with construction beginning in 1899. Neues Rathaus, as it's known in German, is the seat of the local government. It is located in Leipzig's southwest historic old town area.